I dont think making LGA
will increase delays at the airport. The delays have been dramatically reduced now that LGA
is a wee bit more "slot controlled" and, really, they are no more prone to delays then anyone/where else. So even if US steps up some RJ
flights to mainline, the separation between takeoffs and landings is roughly the same.
Flights in and out of NYC (JFK
) get ground holds all the time...and that is because all 3 airports share the same airspace and work rigorous patterns to separate planes. If JFK
is using a certain runway, then the other two airports have to configure themselves as to keep their planes away. It's kind of like a jigsaw puzzle..
Its commonplace to get groundholds at NYC for those reasons, and a lot of it is traffic related. It comes with the territory-- what do you expect for such a busy (among hte most busy) airports in the country?
, on the whole, will barely feel the difference.